Hugh Sexey (1556–1619) was born near Bruton, Somerset and attended Bruton Grammar School. By the age of 43 he had been appointed as Royal auditor of the Exchequer to Queen Elizabeth I and later King James I. After his death the trustees of his will established Sexey's Hospital in Bruton as an institution to care for the elderly.This included the site of Sexey's School, which still exists today.
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- Hugh Sexey, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Jurkowski, Maureen (2013). "'I believe in miracles', Hugh Sexey's thing: taxation of ecclesiastical benefices in the reign of Elizabeth". In Hayes, Rosemary C.E.; Sheils, William J. Clergy, Church and Society in England and Wales c.1200-1800. Borthwick Institute for Archives. ISBN 978-1-904497-58-5.
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